List of ice hockey teams in Manitoba

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The following is a list of ice hockey teams in Manitoba, past and present. It includes the league(s) they play for, and championships won.

Major Professional[edit]

National Hockey League[edit]

Current teams
Team City Established Stanley Cups Notes
Winnipeg Jets Winnipeg 2011 0 Founded in 1999 as the Atlanta Thrashers
Former teams
Team City Existed Stanley Cups Notes
Winnipeg Jets (1972-96) Winnipeg 1979-96 0 Founded in 1972 as a World Hockey Association franchise; Became Phoenix Coyotes in 1996

World Hockey Association[edit]

Team City Existed Avco Cups Notes
Winnipeg Jets (1972-96) Winnipeg 1972-79 3 Joined the National Hockey League in 1979

Minor Professional[edit]

Current teams

American Hockey League[edit]

Team City Established Calder Cups Notes
Manitoba Moose Winnipeg 2001 0 Founded in 1996 as an International Hockey League franchise, existed as St. John's IceCaps from 2011-2015

Former teams

International Hockey League[edit]

Team City Existed Turner Cups Notes
Manitoba Moose Winnipeg 1996-01 0 Founded in 1994 as the Minnesota Moose; joined American Hockey League in 2001

Western Hockey League (minor pro)[edit]

Team City Existed Lester Patrick Cups Notes
Brandon Regals Brandon 1955-57 1
Winnipeg Warriors Winnipeg 1955-61 1

Junior[edit]

Western Hockey League[edit]

Current teams
Team City Established President's Cups Memorial Cups Notes
Brandon Wheat Kings Brandon 1968 3 0 2010 Memorial Cup runner-up
Winnipeg Ice Winnipeg 2019 0 0
Former teams
Team City Existed President's Cups Memorial Cups Notes
Flin Flon Bombers Flin Flon 1967-78 2 0 Became Edmonton Oil Kings in 1978
Winnipeg Jets Winnipeg 1967-73 0 0 Became the Winnipeg Clubs in 1973
Winnipeg Clubs Winnipeg 1973-76 0 0 Became the Winnipeg Monarchs in 1976
Winnipeg Monarchs Winnipeg 1976-77 0 0 Became the Calgary Wranglers in 1977
Winnipeg Warriors Winnipeg 1980-84 0 0 Became the Moose Jaw Warriors in 1984

Manitoba Junior Hockey League (Junior 'A')[edit]

Current Teams
Team City Established League titles Anavet Cups Nat'l Jr. A Titles Notes
Dauphin Kings Dauphin 1967 6 1 0
Neepawa Natives Neepawa 1989 0 0 0
OCN Blizzard Opaskwayak 1996 5 1 0
Portage Terriers Portage la Prairie 1942 10 2 2 original club 1942-1947; reestablished in 1967
Selkirk Steelers Selkirk 1966 11 3 1
Steinbach Pistons Steinbach 1988 2 1 0 relocated from Beausejour in 2009
Swan Valley Stampeders Swan River 1999 0 0 0
Virden Oil Capitals Virden 1956 4 1 0 relocated from Winnipeg in 2012
Waywayseecappo Wolverines Waywayseecappo 1999 0 0 0
Winkler Flyers Winkler 1973 3 0 0
Winnipeg Blues Winnipeg 1930 17 2 0 formerly Fort Garry/Winnipeg South Blues, see Winnipeg Monarchs (MJHL)
Former Teams
Team City Existed League titles Anavet Cups Abbott Cups Nat'l Jr. A Titles Notes
Beausejour Blades Beausjour 2007-2009 0 0 0 0 became Steinbach Pistons
Brandon Elks/Wheat Kings Brandon 1936-1967 8 0 1 0
Brandon Travellers Brandon 1973-1980 0 0 0 0
CUAC Blues Winnipeg 1939-1945 0 0 0 0
East Kildonan Bisons East Kildonan 1940-1942 0 0 0 0
Elmwood Maple Leafs Winnipeg 1933-1940 3 2 1 0
Elmwood Millionaires Winnipeg 1924-1931 6 0 1 0
Fort Rouge Wanderers Winnipeg 1917-1918 0 0 0 0
Kildonan North Stars Winnipeg 1967-1990 1 0 0 0
Manitoba Bisons Winnipeg 1921-1937 1 0 0 0
Selkirk Fisherman Selkirk 1917-1935 2 1 1 0
Southeast Thunderbirds/Blades Winnipeg/Sagkeeng 1988-2007 0 0 0 0 became Beausejour Blades
St. Boniface Athletics St. Boniface 1939-1945 0 0 0 0
St. Boniface Canadiens St. Boniface 1952-1967 5 0 1 0 became Kildonan Stars
St. Boniface Saints Winnipeg 1967-2000 3 1 0 0 became Winnipeg Saints
St. Boniface Seals St. Boniface 1934-1939 1 0 1 1
St. James Canadians/St. James Orioles Winnipeg 1935-1945 1 0 0 0 became Winnipeg Canadiens
St. James Canadians Winnipeg 1956-2003 5 0 1 1
St. Vital Greyhounds St. Vital 1924-1931 0 0 0 0
Steinbach Hawks Steinbach 1985-1988 0 0 0 0
Thompson King Miners Thompson 1975-1978 0 0 0 0
Winnipeg Argonauts Winnipeg 1917-1927 0 0 0 0
Winnipeg Barons Winnipeg 1952-1957 0 0 0 0
Winnipeg Black Hawks Winnipeg 1947-1952 0 0 0 0 became Winnipeg Barons
Winnipeg Canadiens Winnipeg 1946-1952 0 0 0 0 became St. Boniface Canadiens
Winnipeg Junior Falcons Winnipeg 1920-1942 1 0 1 1
Winnipeg Monarchs Winnipeg 1930-1978 10 0 5 3 became Fort Garry Blues
Winnipeg Pilgrims Winnipeg 1918-1929 0 0 0 0
Winnipeg Rangers Winnipeg 1939-1947 2 0 2 2 became Winnipeg Black Hawks
Winnipeg Rangers Winnipeg 1956-1967 2 0 0 0 became St. Boniface Saints
Winnipeg Saints Winnipeg 2000-2012 0 0 0 0 became Virden Oil Capitals
Wolseley Flyers Winnipeg 1942-1943 0 0 0 0

Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (Junior 'A')[edit]

Team City Established League titles Anavet Cups Western Canada Cups Nat'l Jr. A Titles Notes
Flin Flon Bombers Flin Flon 1978 1 1 0 0

Capital Region Junior Hockey League (Junior 'B')[edit]

Team City Established Keystone Cup Notes
Arborg Ice Dawgs Arborg 2006 0 Former member of KJHL (2006–18)
Lundar Falcons Lundar 2010 0 Former member of KJHL (2010–18)
North Winnipeg Satelites Winnipeg 1980 0 Former member of MJBHL/KJHL (1980–2018)
Selkirk Fishermen Selkirk 1918 1 Former member of MJBHL/KJHL (1977–2018)
St. Malo Warriors St. Malo 1963 0 Former member of MJBHL/KJHL (1977–2018)


Keystone Junior Hockey League (Junior 'B')[edit]

Team City Established Keystone Cup Notes
Cross Lake Islanders Cross Lake 2005 0 Folded in 2010, rejoined in 2015
Fisher River Hawks Fisher River 2014 0 Currently inactive (2018-present)
Norway House North Stars Norway House 2005 0
Peguis Juniors Peguis 1994 0 Played as "Two Nations River Hawks" for 2 years as Peguis Arena burnt down, currently play out of Fisher River.
OCN Storm Opaskwayak 2012 0

Hanover Tache Junior Hockey League (Junior 'C')[edit]

Team Town League titles
Grunthal Red Wings Grunthal 3
La Broquerie Habs La Broquerie 5
Lorette Comets Lorette/Île-des-Chênes 1
Mitchell Mohawks Mitchell 2
Niverville Clippers Niverville 1
Red River Wild St. Jean Baptiste 0
Springfield Xtreme Oakbank 0
Steinbach Huskies Steinbach 8

Manitoba Major Junior Hockey League (Junior 'OA')[edit]

Team Town
Charleswood Hawks Winnipeg
Fort Garry/Fort Rouge Twins Winnipeg
Pembina Valley Twisters Morris
River East Royal Knights Winnipeg
St. Boniface Riels Winnipeg
St. James Canucks Winnipeg
St. Vital Victorias Winnipeg
Raiders Junior Hockey Club Winnipeg
Stonewall Jets Stonewall
Transcona Railer Express Winnipeg

Semi-professional, senior and amateur[edit]

Senior[edit]

Team City Existed Allan Cups Runners Up Notes
Brandon HC Brandon 1921
Ile des Chenes North Stars Île-des-Chênes 2003 2009 Allan Cup host (as Steinbach North Stars)
South East Prairie Thunder Steinbach 2004–present 2012, 2015 2009, 2016 2016 Allan Cup host
St. Boniface Mohawks Winnipeg 1968, 1973, 1981, 1983, 1989, 1994
Steinbach Huskies Steinbach 1935-present 1979
University of Manitoba Bisons Winnipeg 1919 1928
Winnipeg 61st Battalion Winnipeg 1916
Winnipeg Falcons Winnipeg 1920 Won the 1920 Olympic gold medal
Winnipeg Hockey Club Winnipeg 1913, 1931
Winnipeg Maroons Winnipeg 1964 1961, 1963
Winnipeg Monarchs Winnipeg 1906–1936 1915 1935 World Ice Hockey Champions
Winnipeg Selkirks Winnipeg 1919, 1924
Winnipeg Victorias Winnipeg 1911, 1912 1917
Winnipeg Ypres Winnipeg 1918

Amateur (Stanley Cup Challenge Era)[edit]

Team City Existed League titles Stanley Cups Notes
Winnipeg Maple Leafs Winnipeg 1890s-1900s ?? -
Winnipeg Victorias Winnipeg 1890- ?? 3

University[edit]

Team City Established University Cups Notes
U of M Bisons Men's Hockey Winnipeg 1919 1
U of M Bisons Women's Hockey Winnipeg 2000 0

Western Women's Hockey League[edit]

Team City Existed League Titles Notes
Manitoba Maple Leafs Winnipeg 2010-? 0 Continued as an independent club after WWHL folded in 2012

League, regional and national championships[edit]

Championship Times won Description
Stanley Cup 3 Canadian amateur champion
Avco World Trophy 3 World Hockey Association champion
Lester Patrick Cup 2 Western Hockey League (minor pro) champion
President's Cup 5 Western Hockey League champion
Memorial Cup 9 Canadian Major-Junior national champion
Allan Cup 12 Canadian senior national champion
Anavet Cup 15 Manitoba/Saskatchewan Junior "A" regional championship
Royal Bank Cup 3 Canadian Junior "A" national champion
Keystone Cup 2 Western Canada Junior "B" champion
University Cup 1 CIS national men's university champion
Telus Cup 2 Canadian men's Midget 'AAA' champion
Esso Cup 2 Canadian women's Midget 'AAA' champion

Includes win by the Flin Flon Bombers of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League.

See also[edit]

References[edit]